A Chanukah Gift: Sex & Judaism, You’re Welcome!

 

“Sex & Judaism, You’re Welcome” is a free online learning program of B’Yachad Together at AJU (American Jewish University) which offers immersive experiential digital learning.

Laura Berman’s Prescription for Passion: Whether you are trying to keep your relationship healthy, meet new people, or hang out, navigating love and intimacy in this pandemic is no picnic. While we have little sense how it will shape longer term outcomes, such as divorce, marriage and birth rate, we do know there are steps we can take today to help us build new muscles and skills of intimacy which we so desperately need. As part of the series Sex and Judaism (You’re welcome!), Dr. Laura Berman–the world’s leading expert in sex, love and relationships and friend of Oprah–gives us the passion prescription to heighten our relationships.

Read Dr. Berman’s book: Quantum Love: Use Your Body’s Atomic Energy to Create the Relationship You Desire

Dr. Berman recommended her Athena Waterproof Mini-Massager

Facebook Live: Dr. Laura Berman and Rabbi Sherre Hirsch

The Orthodox Sex Guru: Bat Sheva Marcus is on a mission to take the shame, pain, and stigma out of women’s sexual health regardless of their religious practices. As the founder of the Maze Women’s Center for Sexual Health, she is seeing a rise in financial, emotional, and physical stressors that exacerbate and challenge relationships. Dr. Marcus will be in conversation with Rabbi Sherre Hirsch as they discuss how every woman deserves a happy and fulfilling sex life and how to achieve one, even in the most difficult of times.

Bat Sheva defined sex as “any activity for one or more where the goal is orgasm.”

Facebook Live: Bat Sheva Marcus and Rabbi Sherre Hirsch

Using Jewish Wisdom to Guide Healthy Sexual Intimacy: We are surrounded by sex. Sex fills our media, the stories in the news, the lyrics of our popular music, the content of our entertainment. It is all out in the open. But is this good for us? Good for our children? Dr. David Ribner, founder and director of the Sex Therapy Training Program, School of Social Work, Bar-Ilan University, Israel is an Orthodox rabbi and certified sex therapist in Israel and the U.S. will discuss what is “good sex.” How do the traditions of Jewish wisdom guide us toward healthy, ethical,, even holy sex? Dr. Ribner will be interviewed by Rabbi Ed Feinstein of Valley Beth Shalom.

Read Dr. Ribner’s book: I Am for My Beloved: A Guide to Enhanced Intimacy for Married Couples

Find Dr. Ribner on Facebook at Kosher Sensuality

Facebook Live: Dr. Ribner and Rabbi Ed Feinstein

What Skills Do Couples Need Right Now? After eight months in lockdown, every relationship is under pressure. Stress is high, tolerance is low, and everyone is feeling the strain. We welcome Rabbi Raffi Bilek, LCSW-C, to share key takeaways that every relationship needs right now. Join now for this must-hear conversation with Rabbi Sherre Hirsch.

Rabbi Bilek defined domestic abuse as “a pattern of controlling behaviors designed to intimidate or control the other person–it can be physical, emotional, sexual, financial or psychological.”

Both Rabbi Hirsch and Rabbi Bilek said, “You are not alone. We are here to help. If you need help, ask for help.”

Facebook Live: Rabbi Bilek and Rabbi Hirsch

Lisa Ellen Niver

Lisa Ellen Niver, M.A. Education, is a science teacher and is an award-winning travel expert who has explored 101 countries and six continents. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, she worked on cruise ships for seven years and backpacked for three years in Asia. You can find her talking travel at KTLA TV and in her We Said Go Travel videos with over 1.3 million views on her YouTube channel. As a journalist, Niver has interviewed an Olympic swimmer and numerous bestselling authors and has been invited to both the Oscars and the United Nations. She is the founder of We Said Go Travel which is read in 235 countries and was named #3 on Rise Global’s top 1,000 Travel Blogs. She was named both a Top 10 Travel Influencer and a Top 50 Female Influencer for 2021 by Afluencer and is the Social Media Manager for the Los Angeles Press Club. She has been nominated for the inaugural Forbes 50 over 50/Know Your Value list due out in Summer 2021. She has hosted Facebook Live for USA Today 10best and has more than 150,000 followers across social media. Niver is a judge for the Gracies Awards for the Alliance of Women in Media and has also run 15 travel competitions publishing over 2,500 writers and photographers from 75 countries on We Said Go Travel. For her print and digital stories as well as her television segments, she has been awarded two Southern California Journalism Awards and two National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards. From 2017 to 2021 in the Southern California Journalism Awards and National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards, she has won four times for her broadcast television segments, print and digital articles. Niver won in 2021 as Book Critic and in 2019 for one of her KTLA TV segments NAEJ (National Arts and Entertainment Journalism) award. Niver won an award for her print magazine article for Hemispheres Magazine for United Airlines in the 2020 Southern California Journalism Awards and a 2017 Southern California Journalism Award for her print story for the Jewish Journal. Niver has written for National Geographic, USA Today 10best, TODAY, Teen Vogue, POPSUGAR, Ms. Magazine, Luxury Magazine, Smithsonian, Sierra Club, Saturday Evening Post, AARP, American Airways, Delta Sky, En Route (Air Canada), Hemispheres, Jewish Journal, Myanmar Times, Robb Report, Scuba Diver Life, Ski Utah, Trivago, Undomesticated, Wharton Magazine and Yahoo. She is writing a book, “Brave(ish): It's All About Perspective 50 Adventures Before 50,” about her most recent travels and insights. When she's not SCUBA diving or in her art studio making ceramics, she's helping people find their next dream trip.  http://lisaniver.com/one-page/

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